Category: News

Principal Search

CCS is looking for a Principal.  Know anybody with deep commitments to justice, to the empowering of others through transformative learning, and to a collaborative, collegial and non-hierarchical work-style?  Check out the job posting on the CCS website for more info.

Winter Tapestry

The latest edition of Tapestry, CCS’s newsletter, is out.

Tap on the Shoulder

Do you know someone you could approach about preparation for ministry at the Centre for Christian Studies?  Why not give them a tap on the shoulder?

CCS Annual General Meeting

 The Centre for Christian Studies’ AGM will be held Wednesday, March 2, 2011 from 6-8 pm CST.  The meeting will be held by conference call (unless you live in Winnipeg, in which case you are invited to the CCS offices at 60 Maryland St.). The gathering will include worship, business (receipt of reports, and election of …

Donalda Jardine (1908-2011)

The oldest living graduate of the Centre for Christian Studies (United Church Training School at the time of her graduation) has died at the age of 103 years. Born in Centre Napan, New Brunswick, Donalda Jardine became a teacher and principal of New Brunswick Schools until 1936 when she entered the United Church Training School with …

Settler Treaty Card

* from Briarpatch Magazine

Mindful Munchin’: The Arts and Hospitality

The guest speaker for February’s Mindful Munchin’ event will be United Church minister and artist barb janes.  She spent her recent sabbatical exploring ways that churches can offer hospitality to the arts.  She is working on a McGeachy scholarship on Inviting Wonder.  On March 16th she will be at CCS to ask, How might churches …

Patrick Woodbeck Podcast

Last Friday, Patrick Woodbeck of Winnipeg’s Rainbow Ministry, spoke to a group as part of CCS’s regular “Mindful Munchin’” lunchtime lecture series.  His topic was the “It Gets Better” campaign and the role of the church in supporting GLBT youth (and others) who experience bullying. The audio podcast of this presentation is now available.  Just …

Job Posting

An advertisement for the position of Development and Community Relations Coordinator has just been put up on the CCS website, along with a job description.  If you know anyone who might be interested, please pass the word. As well you’ll find a position description for the Principal of CCS.  A search committee for the the …

Glenda leaving CCS

Glenda Knoll, CCS’s Community Resource Coordinator, is moving on.  She has taken a job with the Mosaic Newcomer Resource Network, working with new Canadians, especially women and children.  She will continue working at CCS in the afternoons until February. We will miss her warmth and friendliness, and we know that the folks at Mosaic will …

Mindful Munchin’: It Gets Better

This Friday, January 21st, Patrick Woodbeck from Rainbow Ministry will be at CCS on January 21st as part of our Mindful Munchin’ series.  His topic is the “It Gets Better” campaign and what the church’s role could look like.  Bring a lunch and plan to attend from 11:45 – 1:00pm.  (Give Glenda a call at …

When I Called, You Answered Me…

Psalm 138:3 Our goal for raising funds this year was $200,000. We reached our goal and to those of you who made a contribution, we thank you for your generous gift. However, we would not have been able to achieve this goal if it hadn’t been for our very generous anonymous contributor. It’s not too …

Christmas Silliness

Some Christmas silliness, and on a more sincere note: God grant you the light in Christmas which is faith; the warmth of Christmas, which is love; the radiance of Christmas, which is purity; the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice; the belief in Christmas, which is truth.

Charlotte visits Alberta

In early December Charlotte spent the week in Alberta.  The Deans and Principals of United Church related schools held their annual meeting with United Church Staff in Edmonton, hosted by St. Stephen’s College.   The meeting gave opportunity for hearing news about what is happening at other schools and at the national church.  The mood of …

Update on our Annual Campaign

Glenda has been updating you on a regular basis about the fall financial campaign.  But today we make an official announcement about a very generous donor who gave a large gift of company shares to CCS.  On the day of transfer the shares were valued at $147,000.  The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, heard of …